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Horoscope of Cleopatra born Jan 13 69 B.C.

Anthony and Cleopatra are being celebrated in Rome, Italy with exhibitions until February 2014 because this year is the 2,000th anniversary of Emperor Augustus’ death in A.D. 14.

Perhaps you’d like a peek at Cleopatra’s natal horoscope, shown below:


Her chart has been rectified by master astrologer and author, Noel Tyl and if you can enlarge the image, you’ll find a few basic notes penned thereupon by yours truly.

Example: Cleopatra’s Sun arose with fixed star Schedir, the queen and her Neptune Rx in Gemini arose with Rigel, one of the four Royal Stars of Persia (‘to bring knowledge’); her Ascendant @13Sco21 arose with Ras Alhague (‘to create balance; to heal a wound’).

Historical records show she was born on January 13, 69 B.C. in Alexandria. The Queen of Egypt was the last of the Egyptian pharoahs. As you see in her chart, the Elements and Hemispheres are balanced though there is an emphasis on Fixed signs showing rigidity and firm determination.

In the 7th house of Alliances/Partnerships, you see Uranus @28Tau05 Rx conjunct Pluto @29Tau51 Rx (a critical 29th degree) which imprints upon her birth the Great Conjunction of Uranus and Pluto, exact on August 26, 70 B.C. @1Gem46. This was the last of their conjunctions prior to the more familiar one that occurred in mid-Virgo in the mid-1960s–actually of influence from 1963 to 1968.

If you were born with Uranus-Pluto conjoined in your chart, you are very aware of environmental degradation and wish to create or restore balance and healing and bring order to chaos–and on some level or levels, you share such wishes with Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile!

The Queen’s Sun Cap-Moon Can personality blend supported her sensitivity (Neptune-NN = Moon–see chart, bottom left) yet added strength and toughness when needed via Saturn’s rule of Capricorn, the sign of government, law, and business. Extremely observant and witty, she was known for her facility with languages (communicator Mercury out-of-bounds in Sagittarius, ruled by expansive Jupiter.) This is the father-mother (Saturn-Moon) combination which, if well directed, assures success since it combines the positive qualities of each archetype.

Sacrificing her life to career needs (and the needs of her country) is not unusual for a Sun Cap-Moon Cancer personality though wide mood swings may have been problematic for her. An astute politician, two of the ‘Images for Integration’ for this pragmatic Earth-Water blend may apply rather well to Cleopatra:

“A politician kisses a baby without pretence.” And, “A water clock”, which could describe the annual overflowing of the Nile River which fertilized the Nile Valley. (Images from: Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Among others, the Sun Cap-Moon Can personality blend is shared natally by: Sir Isaac Newton, Mary Tyler Moore, Pablo Casals, and interestingly, by Jean Francois Champollian, known as the Father of Egyptology!

Will Mubarak run to Germany for better treatment?

Der Spiegel reports that Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak may soon retreat to a clinic in Germany’s Black Forest for “medical treatment”.

He must be fairly wumped out by now.

Yes, Mubarak has visited Germany before but considering his people’s call for his ouster NOW, this particular trip may plunk the German government into something of a political dilemma, ya?


Updated today: for Political Astrology content including articles on the uprising in Egypt (showing Egypt’s natal charts of 1922 and 1953 and its progressions for late January 2011 which reveal a YOD pattern of crisis); plus, Ronald Reagan’s legacy now affecting America (including links to Robert Parry’s excellent articles on the Reagan era), you may wish to visit Stars Over Washington. Or not.

Grieving for Mumbai

Mumbai, India is under siege; at least 78 are killed, many people are wounded, and hostages are being held. Gunfire and explosions were heard for miles during this well-coordinated assault which lasted for hours, I heard.

Listen to NPR’s coverage of today’s siege upon Mumbai, India (formerly Bombay.) The series of coordinated attacks began at 11:00 pm Local Time against hotels, a popular restaurant, a train station, and a hospital. A hospital. That tells you what they are capable of to overmake their point.

A previously unknown group has taken responsibility and Americans and Brits have been targeted.

Read or listen here:


May peace descend upon the city Mumbai and its good people. May all be restored one glad day. May all hostages go free and the disenfranchised respected, not oppressed.


Astrology Note: there’s no time to post much on the Mumbai Siege,  but if I were investigating this brutal criminality I would not rule out presidents of countries such as India, Pakistan, and perhaps more to the point, Russia. Since they’re reporting on the weapons the gunmen used, I’d follow the trail of manufacture as well as who sold the guns and explosives to whom. Borders are an obvious consideration.

Untraceable cell phones may have been used as triggers for the bombs and could be a large part of the close coordination of the attacks. And now that ’24’ has returned to TV, I shall fret that the wrong people are getting ideas – not that ’24’ is the only TV show (or film) that inspires copycat acts by terroists or false flag operatives, if indeed they do. But most often in a dramatic portrayal, ‘untraceable’ cell phones actually can be traced by way of cell towers…to locations if not to precise identities.

Rising at 11:00 pm Local Time in Mumbai, India, is Russia’s ‘USSR’ Leo Ascendant of Nov, 1917. With both Ascendants falling around ’15Leo’ it seems of interest to me that ’15Leo’ is traditionally known as a ‘heart attack’ degree. The ‘heart of India’ was certainly attacked and my prayers go out to the good people of that nation.

Occurring under a Balsamic phase of the Moon, when secret activities are often initiated in the dark, the upcoming New Moon’s Sabian Symbol may be notable: “A Game of Cricket”…a particularly British game of one-up-manship which harkens to Britain’s colonial days in India and the hypocrisy of such rule. 

And conjunct this New Moon at ‘6Sag’? Asteroid, Sisyphus, whose keywords include: determination; dogged persistence; to start over.’ As you know, the myth of Sisyphus tells of rolling a rock up the hill only for it to roll down again…and repeating.

(And ‘dogged’ reminds me of Sirius, the Dog Star, which has an ‘announcing’ or ‘heralding’ quality. This anciently worshipped Fixed Star (aka the ‘Nile Star’) relates closely to the US, London, and to Egypt. I’m simply making note of these links for future reference, if necessary.)

And since all New Moons are times of new starts, I hope for the sake of the good people of Mumbai that the siege is not the beginning of a round of inhuman violence and cruelty on their doorsteps.

As for foreign nationals and others, perhaps it’s time for them to return to their own folds and ‘lay low’…always good advice during and just after the darkening of the Moon – and in this case, perhaps well beyond.

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